National Leaders Comments

R. Wayne Alexander, M.D., Ph.D

R. Wayne Alexander, M.D., Ph.D
R. Bruce Logue Professor and Chair
Department of Medicine
Emory University School of Medicine
“The University of Rochester has made a truly inspired choice in appointing Dr. Mark Taubman as Dean of the School of Medicine and Dentistry. He enjoys a national reputation as an exemplary leader, physician, scientist, and educator. I congratulate both Dean Taubman and the University. This action augers well for great success going forward.”

Victor J. Dzau, M.D.

Eugene Braunwald, M.D.
Distinguished Hersey Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
“During my chairmanship of Harvard’s Department of Medicine at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Dr. Taubman trained in Internal Medicine and Cardiology and then served for five years on the faculty.  During this period he was regarded as an outstanding, caring clinician and a brilliant investigator, one of the finest to pass through our department in a quarter century. Dr. Taubman then moved to the Mount Sinai Medical School, where he played a pivotal role as director of a prestigious training program in cardiology. At the University of Rochester, Dr. Taubman has served successively as Chief of the Division of Cardiology, and Chair of the Department of Medicine.  In these key positions, he displayed strong leadership and the ability to recruit distinguished faculty and outstanding trainees to the institution. Dr. Taubman is an inspired choice for the Deanship of the University of Rochester’s School of Medicine. I predict that he will raise an excellent institution to even greater heights.”

Victor J. Dzau, M.D.

Victor J. Dzau, M.D.
Chancellor for Health Affairs and CEO
Duke University Health System
“Mark is recognized by his peers as an excellent physician-scientist and as a leader who has experienced great success as a result of his ability to address both opportunities and challenges with a keen, analytical and thoughtful approach. I believe Mark will do an outstanding job as Dean and look forward to the contributions he will make to academic medicine in that role.”

Elizabeth G. Nabel, M.D.

Elizabeth G. Nabel, M.D.
President, Brigham and Women’s/Faulkner Hospitals
“I congratulate the University of Rochester on appointing Dr. Mark Taubman as Dean of the School of Medicine and Dentistry. Mark is a visionary leader who understands the critical role that academic medical centers play in this era of health care reform. He has all the right skills to take the School of Medicine and Dentistry to even higher levels of excellence in patient care, research and education. Dr. Taubman and Dr. Berk are a fabulous team!”

Philip A. Pizzo, M.D.

Philip A. Pizzo, M.D.
Dean, Stanford University School of Medicine
“Mark Taubman is a major leader in academic medicine. He has done an outstanding job leading the Department of Medicine at the University of Rochester. Indeed, based on his broad knowledge and respected leadership he was asked to serve as the interim CEO following Dr. Brad Berk's tragic injury in 2009. Dr. Taubman did an exemplary job in providing leadership and vision during a very trying time for the School of Medicine and Dentistry and Medical Center and won the confidence of his colleagues, the University leadership and the broad community served by the University of Rochester. With the great news that Dr. Berk will be resuming his responsibilities as CEO, it is wonderful to learn that Dr. Taubman will have a continuing and important leadership role as Dean of the School of Medicine and Dentistry. He has the broad academic and clinical knowledge and skills to be an outstanding leader for the medical school. I am thrilled he has agreed to take on this incredibly important responsibility.”